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Seattle Yoga Meetup: Veterans Day Yoga Fundraiser for the Giveback Yoga Foundation
Nov 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm| $25
Seattle Yoga News and Sukha Design are co-organizing a yoga fundraiser event this Veterans Day. All proceeds from the event will go towards yoga starter kits for service members through the Giveback Yoga Foundation. Each starter kit has a yoga mat, strap, block, two books and access to meditation downloads. To find out more information about the yoga starter kits please visit the Giveback Yoga Foundation’s website.
Enjoy a wonderful all levels yoga class open for Veteran’s and Non-Veterans. Melissa Longfellow, a certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor, will guide us all through a wonderfully invigorating practice as we all get ready to start off the holiday weekend.
After class, enjoy snacks and drinks provided by our community partners. While you fill up on food and beverages, we’ll be offering a raffle with tons of prizes including yoga pants, yoga mats, sunglasses, blocks, and so much more!
Date: Veteran’s Day November 11, 2016. Doors open at 5:30PM. Yoga session begins at 6PM.
Where: OM Culture in Wallingford ( 2210 N Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98103)
Cost: Tickets are only $25 and benefit the Giveback Foundation. Veterans get to attend the event for free by using the discount code “IAMAVETERAN” at checkout (please bring your military ID to the event).
About the teacher: Melissa Longfellow
I am here to serve and this is my story. I lead programs for the Baptiste Yoga Institute and I’m an Experienced, 500-Hour (E-RYT 500) teacher and trainer. I created the Power Yoga Academy and Yoga On Liquid, Int’l. I have been a yogi and a seeker ever since I can remember. Sometimes in very odd ways that I didn’t even know what I was seeking. And in a seemingly unlikely path for a half-Guatemalan/half-French-Canadian-WASP raised Catholic in suburban Massachusetts, at age 8 I was given the name “Padmavati” (lotus flower) by the late Siddha Yoga guru Swami Muktananda. Unknown to me at the time, it would be the beginning of my yogic journey. After several years of being unconscious of, and unkind to my body, I sought out yoga for healing and serendipitously arrived into a daily yoga practice with Baptiste Yoga founder, Baron Baptiste (who continues to be my main teacher, nearly 15 years later). In the months that followed, I watched in awe as my body healed, my life transformed and my heart opened (possibly for the first time, I noticed). After moving from Boston to San Diego to Bellingham WA. I am deeply inspired by yoga and the life practice of it, as well as the pursuit of surf, sun, snowboarding, playing with my 2 boys, painting murals, making green smoothies and embracing my family legacies of both Maya culture and cosmology and the teachings of JC, Buddha and many other wise ones. Including friends and students and family. When not in rainy, beautiful Bellingham, you will likely find me traveling to teach, pursuing a good wave or teaching SUP Yoga in some sunny, tropical location. When you take a class with me you will feel my sincere love and enthusiasm for yoga and for you! I will lovingly hold the space for you excavate the gems that make you uniquely amazing!